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for the cities? you want to tackle the economy and the deficit first --- >> first, you've got to have money to pay for these things. so, you've got to create jobs. there are all kinds of ways to create jobs in the inner city. now, i'm not a politician, but i think i could go to washington in a week and get everybody holding hands and get this bill signed. because i talked to the democratic leaders and they want it; i talked to republican leaders and they want it. but since they are bred from childhood to fight with one another rather than get results -- you know, i would be glad to drop out and spend a little time and see if we couldn't build some bridges. now, results is what count. the president can't order congress around. congress can't order the president around. that'snot bad for a guy never been there, right? but you have to work together. now, i have talked to the chairmen of the committees that want this. they're democrats. the president wants, but we can't get it, because we sit here in gridlock because it's a campaign year. we didn't fund a lot of other things this year, like the
their first job in the state. we think of ourselves as a magnet for talent of -- for our city and this region of the country. the debate amplifies our ability to be that magnate. it really does. that has been the case in debates passed for the universities that have sponsored them. >> a couple of the schools have hosted debates in the past. this is your first. did you go to the schools and seek advice about how to pull this off effectively? >> we talked to a number of them. members of our team certainly visited some of the schools to see what their preparations were like. there was certainly a lot to be learned. one of the things that was clear was that the experience of this institution is an individual one. it depends on the venue. it depends on the campus culture. leadership of those institutions was certainly very gracious in opening up to us about what it had been like. virtually all the said it is a far, far greater thing one can possibly imagines. in the course of the last few weeks we have certainly learned that. a very complex, a major event, that certainly has been a test for our te
hoover first came in, the city council decided to say they were boring to pass along a law banning hoovers because it would disrupt the traditionalists taxi system. it was sort of a clash between old and new, and in the end, the innuendo -- the new ended up winning out. but there are people with a stake in preserving the status quo. we need leaders who are willing to embrace technology and embrace the future in the name of jobs, in the name of a lot of other areas around procurement. >> as the last academic, i think i should say that one of the strongest defenders of the status quo is academia. since we are here at wayne state in an academic institution, i think it would be useful to pick up on the point, to look at how our graduate degree structures intersect with the need of the non-academic labor market. right now, our graduate programs are focused on producing people with ph these for the academic for therket, -- ph.d.'s academic labor market, which is not expanding rapidly, if at all. yet you have companies looking for highly educated people they say they cannot find. academia
.s. competitiveness, the future of jobs, economic growth, which is tied to the first to, and the revival of our cities with detroit as a case study #one. we're very proud to be in detroit because we see it as a great city with incredible potential and we what love to have helped participating in that dialogue to move that process forward faster. what we really want to do is to change the dialogue generally about how the world and country thinks about technology. we really don't think it is understood or appreciated how rapidly the entire landscape is shifting. we know apple is a daunting the next iphone. that's just the most obvious example. things continue to move an astonishing speed and there are developments everywhere you look and we don't think leaders generally get that. i'm going to give you a couple of quick housekeeping things. for one thing, there is app -- it has all of the programs in real time. please use it. everything here is on the record. we want to hear your voice from the audience. have to microphones on either side. you don't have to just ask a question, you can make a comment, bu
. when i was a city councilman in lyndhurst, ohio, i introduced the first property-tax rollback in the history of our city. we give tax relief to senior citizens and working families. i worked in a bipartisan fashion -- and we reconstructed the oversight to the workers' compensation investment fund. i worked in a bipartisan way to pass down the budget and try to keep young people in ohio. identified the exports with ohio and worked in a bipartisan way to manage the finances in the state of ohio where we have the highest rating on our bonds and investment and voluntarily cut our budget two years in a row. >> i would emphasize that he voted with his own party -- he voted with them 96% of the time. the only time he doesn't is if the interest group does not have a better offer. he voted against his leadership to satisfy the pay lenders and raised a lot of money. there is nothing in his elektra -- in his electoral records that would show that he ever stands up to his political party on anything significant. >> is there one big area of disagreement you have with mitt romney, mandel? >
inskeep discusses his book, "instant city: life and death in karachi." >> steve inskeep, when did you first go to work for npr? >> i had been freelancing a while, and hired me to cover politics. i would cover anything that needed done that nobody else would do. on my first full day there, i got on a plan to cover the new hampshire primary. i have been doing it ever since. i have been sent to cover plant cresses, wars, and i really enjoy myself. >> why radio? >> ipad started in high school in radio. my brother got on staff. i figured if my older brother could do it, i could do it. i got on staff. i called football games and basketball games. in college, i got paid $10 a game to the demand for high school and football games, i discover public radio at the same time. i was more of a news guy. i fell in love with npr in particular. i had a saturday morning shift in kentucky. i had to get up, go in, turn the radio on and put on national programs on the air. i got to sit there and listen to scott simon, weekend edition, for two hours. he is a brilliant broadcaster. i got to hear twice how h
, and all of those cities, they have to wake up. during the first administration when 911 happened, the first thing was osama bin laden. instead of going for bin laden, he goes for saddam hussein. what did bush do? he puts a fence around the states. al qaeda coming in through canada. i am going to support our president right now. he got the job done with osama bin laden. we are going to marry from texas. go ahead. caller: i am supporting romney because i believe he wants to get our america back, make it strong. we, the people, need to stand behind him. if you believe in america and america being strong and other people to look up -- to look up to us again, you need to get out and you need to vote. i watched all the debates and tonight, again, president obama seemed to down romney when he was talking. host: next, we have an undecided voter. go ahead with your comment. caller: i do not think people are ready for the world to be as big as it is. that is why they think the war -- the economy is messed up. it is not the president's fault and it is not romney's fall. it is our fault. we
. and the first words you need to say in every city and state and just draw a line in the sand, is public schools exist for the benefit of the children. you're going to see a lot of people fall over. because anytime you're spending $199 billion a year, somebody's getting it. and the children get lost in the process. so that's step 1. keep in mind in 1960 when our schools were the envy of the world we were spending $16 billion on them. now we spend more than any other nation in the world, $199 billion a year and ranked at the bottom of the industrialized world in terms of education achievement. one more time, you bought a front row box seat and got a third-rate performance, because the government is not serving you. by and large it should be local. the more local the better. an interesting phenomenon. small towns have good schools, big cities have terrible schools. the best people in a small town will serve on the school board. you get into big cities, it's political patronage, stepping stones. you get the job, you gave your relatives the janitors jobs at $57,000 a year, more than the teachers mak
for the first time in a number of swing states. i am going to guess that they are not going to be visiting inner-city is not very much. -- inner-cities very much. george bush carried ohio with about 50.5% of the vote in 2004. if you look at where the difference is, romney wins by equaling bush's percentage. it dropped most in three media markets. toledo, columbus, cincinnati. those are three places where he needs to pick up ground where he lost. the second thing he needs to do is to stay in the ground that they kept. the youngstown media market, mccain ran virtually even with bush. the rural areas to sustain and try to get their vote back, to try to keep the vote. romney will stop in cincinnati, he will stop in worthington which is a suburb of columbus. he goes home to one of the northwest red counties in the toledo market which is the county that has one of the highest proportions of autoworkers as a percentage of total employment. and perhaps, was one of the places that saw one of the largest drops from bush to mccain. this will be the republican strategy, going back to places of people that voted
structure. the city is doing what it must. it's still alarming at first to see so much going away. host: you point out detroit used to have close to 2 million people and now it's got 7er hundred thousand. what happened to the population? guest: the population, well, you know, many people left. they didn't all leave the state. at least a million people moved to the suburbs of detroit, including my parents who were part of that so-called white flight out of detroit. but the truth is that there are riots in detroit in 1943. the population was never that comfortable with the arrival of so many african-americans in the south who came for the good jobs for the jobs when detroit became democracy and started becoming the center of world war ii. even more people that already come, already started the great migration. more and more people came. the white population was never that comfortable with that. segregation is a very real part of the detroit pass. with the riots, it was really almost the final point. host: at 82% african-americans in detroit, it is the most african-american city in the
with his party. when i was a city councilman in lyndhurst, ohio, i introduced the first property-tax rollback in the history of our city. we give tax relief to senior citizens and working families. i worked in a bipartisan fashion -- and we reconstructed the oversight to the workers' compensation investment fund. i worked in a bipartisan way to pass down the budget and try to keep young people in ohio. identified the exports with ohio and worked in a bipartisan way to manage the finances in the state of ohio where we have the highest rating on our bonds and investment and voluntarily cut our budget two years in a row. >> i would emphasize that he voted with his own party -- he voted with them 96% of the time. the only time he doesn't is if the interest group does not have a better offer. he voted against his leadership to satisfy the pay lenders and raised a lot of money. there is nothing in his elektra records that would show that he ever stands up to his political party on anything significant. >> is there one big area of disagreement you have with mitt romney, mandel? >> it is
and we sent 50 tons of medical supplies up to the city of new york by 5:00 in the afternoon. the next morning i had 200,000 gloves, to hundred thousand masks. following morning i was in the city of new york, the first cabinet secretary there come before the president. i met with the governor, i met with the chief of police, the fire department, i walked down west broadway with 6 million firemen. we had to wear a mask because the debris in the air was so thick that you cannot see. i went to the hospital and went around and talk to doctors and administrators and held the people that were injured, later died. they wanted some particular products and some doctors which i sent up there. then i went to the morgue and saw individuals out there. they needed help. i commissioned some people from my department to come up there. then i asked the department of defense to set up a hospital ship comfort and sent hundreds of people and canines and morticians and all these people to help them. i held those individuals, i saw them. i was the person in charge and i was very upset. everybody else in the
for the first time, the correct pronunciation of our fair city is boca raton though we've heard every variation as possible. right now we have friends eni joying the event through watch parties throughout palm beach county and thousands of university staff and faculty watching across campus at the red, white and blue party. i look forward to seeing them, too. there are official alumni parties around the nation and faithful international lynn alums are gathered together to witness this historic moment and the other nations our graduates call home. since it was first announced that lynn university would host a presidential debate nearly a year ago, we've representedly been asked one question, who are you? for those of you who never heard about us, you heard about our polite response, it is a t-shirt selling incredibly well with students. but if tonight is the first time you've ever heard of us and our institution, that's ok because we've been waiting for this moment for some time to tell the real story of lynn university. just 50 years young, our institution is boldly oriented to the global socie
they are on the verge of becoming permanent badlands. this will erode any hope of the city's much promised and long talk about revitalization. we need drastic measures. >> let me give you what we're doing. first of all operation pressure point. states who are working with wellington police officers in the city. i have been out there with them, i have been at east 24th street. talk to the residence and they love seeing the people out of control. the state police working with probation and parole officers as well as use probation and parole officers. this is in the public safety area. the attorney-general's office is making sure we have the right prosecution so folks stay behind bars. there also appearing in violation of probation hearings. that is a piece of it. there's no question that public safety is a piece of it. the other is some of the social issues. that is why we opened 10 community centers. kids have a place to go. we opened a curfew center to make sure that kids had a place to go. i believe some of the investments we're making in places like early childhood education will be huge because it wi
and to long island and to the new york city area. in 2008, it was the first time since 1960 the debates were held in the state of new york. they are very generous. we have moved in 2008 that we wanted to do it again. i began fundraising the day after the 2008 debate. the worst that could happen is we did not need it. they are very generous. we have a debate sponsored this year funded most of our expenses. it does not come out of students' tuition dollars. >> fund-raiser -- fund-raising is a major job. this is an extra duty. >> it is an understatement. fundraising all the time. >>, you have the perspective of four years ago. what difference in terms of organization in just these four years? >> this is a different style of debate. we had a traditional debate last time around. it was the third debate. this is a town hall meeting. it is more complicated logistically. the first time around, we turned our basketball of rain into a normal-looking debate hall. this time around, we have to turn it into a town meeting hall. with the general audience being behind it. we have great people here. they wor
maintain a single tax rate across the entire state. they don't allow the local cities and counties to add animosity kito abatement tax. and sales tax holidays, you don't pay sales tax on the first $50 of school supplies. rules like that is what makes collecting sales tax across the country insanely complex. so my own state of virginia has done a pretty good job at trying to be simple and be attractive to businesses. they exempt digital downloads to encourage that industry. they want to maintain a business friendly environment. >> i think this highlights the balance i talked about earlier, that congress has to strike between the burdens on interstate commerce and state sovereignty on the other, the things that make the sales tax more complex are the things the voters like, sales tax holidays, a threshold so you don't pay sales tax on the full price, a much reduced price. that's what consumers and voters like. it's a balance on one hand of the desires of the voters and the states and the desire for fairness and also for the states, frankly, to be able to maintain their taxes in a way that m
-american protestors in the streets across the cities, the foreign minister traveled to washington for our first ever strategic dialogue. he could have avoided the cameras but instead he strongly condemned the attack in benghazi, embraced a broader partnership with the united states and pledged that his country would continue working toward democracy and the rule of law. algeria also has much to gain by embracing the changes that are taking place around it and we have seen some progress. the government held particle meantry elections in may and invited observers to monitor them for the first time. and it moved quickly last month to protect diplomatic missions including the u.s. embassy and diffuse tensions in the streets. but still algeria has a lot of work to do to up hold universal rights and create space for civil society. a message i delivered at the highest levels in person in february. now what do these snap shots and stories from across the region tell us? on the one hand last month's violence revealed strains of extremism that threatened those nations as well as the broader region and even th
involved. the numbers are on your screen -- our first call comes from james in bay city, mich. on our line for republicans. caller: good morning. i understand if you have no children at all, it would be a good deal. on the other hand, what is the downside to this bank? -- to this thing? i am 90 years old. thank you. guest: the first thing people should think about is whether they really need to have this money. if you needed to stay in the home and you have no other assets or way to borrow money, then you should look into a reverse mortgage. the thing you have to be careful of, for instance, if you have a property that is valued at $250,000, and if you're 65, you could maybe get a loan of $135,000 on a because they don't give you the full value of the home in the loan. the give you a portion of that. it goes up as your oldness or fewer 90 years old and having to order the $2,000 house, you can get close to $200,000 on that house. what are you going to do without lump sum of money? if there is another 10 years that the person lives, you can be adding $80,000 or more to that loan. you could
catastrophe instead -- he has earned a second term. mitt romney does not deserve a first. that is from the salt lake city tribune. steve is on the phone from florida, a republican line. good morning. caller: hello, how are you. i believe the endorsements do matter, but i believe in newspapers and any other publications that i have followed are quite honestly right wing speakers. i do not think they should put out endorsements because somebody like myself, i have to be able to talk to people -- a newspaper can reach millions of people. who is writing the endorsement? they have a much larger scale to go and talk about who they want to vote for. i think it ought to do the news and that is just picked. host: thank you for the call. this is from the twitter page. another look at the salt lake city tribune. obama has earned a second term. caller: good morning and thank you to c-span. i just wanted to say that i do not think newspapers really matter all that much. i subscribe to the tampa bay times. when i talk to people -- i work at a country club. what i talk to a lot of people out there, t
this up, i have done a lot. but being down there in the city a woman 10 on a daily basis, i experienced it first hand. you go down a tool -- you come down into wilmington with an entourage. >> it sounds to me like you have lost faith in wilmington. i still go into the city. but it sounds like you have lost faith. crux of breakfast in the city two or three times a week. i enjoy going down there. i am a 6 ft. 52 under and 75 a pound male. when i am robbed at gunpoint, you understand why women do not feel comfortable. >> is wilmington the most dangerous? >> i wouldn't say the most dangerous. >> seabird and laurel. -- seaford and laurel. but wilmington is much larger and more concentrated. >> we are moving on. >> the next topic is about health care. according to national statistics, there are about 118,000 persons properly including 19,000 children in the state not covered by health insurance. this is for jeff craig, how acceptable to find this? you have any ideas for expanding coverage. >> i worked for 24 years in the health insurance field. one of the problems we have is that when we mand
of citizens, people like you, to do more to fill that void? or can you still fill the void -- is that city just out of luck? >> first of all, it is a remarkable symbol of what is happening to journalism. locally, the owners of the "union tribune" just purchased the "north county times" -- the assets are collapsing in value. they bought it for $12 million, sold his house for $18 million. putting aside that, these properties can be acquired and done with resume. this is not an expensive problem defects. i think that is an important thing to remember. i have a budget of a little more than $1 million, which is a lot for a person like me. for a cultural institution for an impact with the entire city, that is not that much. museums are run on a higher budget. university colleges, professors in universities are on a bigger budget. the point is that if we want to solve this and realize we want to have more coverage, there are ways to do that. we have setup a society that knows how to find institutions with that kind of impact. the "texas tribune," we inspired them -- now they inspire us with their
president biden is spending two days in the state. his first stop today at sun city south of tamp pennsylvania he talked about issues like afghanistan, women's rights and healthcare, this is just over 40 minutes. >> [applause] >> good afternoon. one of my first questions is going to be are you ready but you answered it. i stand with president obama and vice president biden because they represent middle class america. [applause] they are one with us. so when there was a chance to volunteer with the campaign, i could not say no. every one has their story and why they're on team obama biden and mine is one of winning a battle against breast cancer. now i know there are many people in this room can also share that same story. i've been cancer free for ten years, but i was worried, always worried that it would eventually return and i would hit my lifetime cap. and that my insurance would no longer cover me. it was really flightening to always have that in the back of my mind. i kept worrying what if i relapse. but because of president obama and vice president biden, that day finally ar
street opens this morning for the first time in two days since the storms and the hit new york city and other parts of the east coast. michael bloomberg will ring the opening bell. stock futures are rising ahead of the opening. president obama is its new jersey today and will meet with some of the victims of the storm. we will have his remarks on c- span radio after the noon hour. republican presidential nominee mitt romney appears and florida. first, a tampa victory rally. senator marco rubio, jeb bush, and connie mack will also be appearing with mitt romney. turning to the economy, matthew rutherford in a statement earlier said the treasury still expects the government will hit the current debt and borrowing limit at the end of the year. he says treasury will employ the same types of procedures that it has used in the past to keep borrowing under the current debt limit of 16.39 trillion. the nation's debt currently stands at 16.16 trillion. the united states has never failed to meet its debt obligations, although the last battle over the raising of the debt ceiling in august 2011
manners then beat chief whip is not mean he should keep his jobs. if a yob in the city center on saturday night at used a police officer, the chances are to be arrested and placed in the back of a police van, and rightly so. the prime minister would be the first in line to say he was right. so a night in a cell i for the yob, but a night in the club for the chief whip. is that not the clearest case there can be of a double standard? this h>> it has been accepted by the police, accepted by the head of the police, it will clearly not be accepted by the head of the opposition because he does not have anything to talk about four are planned. he does not want to talk about how to build on record employment because he has no plan. he does not have to -- want to talk about reforming welfare. he wants to discuss these issues because he has nothing serious to say about the country. [shouting] >> here is the most extraordinary thing -- they say i practice class war and go around calling people plebs. can you believe it? i will say, it is good to see the cabinet in public -- what are they saying in
of the debate. >> congressman, thank you. we turn to the panel for their questions. we have the first question. your question goes to congressman akin. >> congressman akin, today the head of goldman sachs, bank of america, the city grew, and many other major financial institutions sent a letter urging the president and congress to avoid the looming tax hike and spending cuts that we call the fiscal cliff. which of your stated positions are you willing to compromise to break this budget gridlock? please be specific? >> where you are talking about is january 1, 2013. some people college taxmegeddon. there is a problem of the sequestration and the 10% cut to defense and a tax increase. all of these pose a lot of challenges. the solution of this has to be done in a couple of things. reduce the size of the federal government and get the private sector going. you cannot do just one or the other. the best thing to do is -- first, get the red tape under control. they are driving our business efficiency down and pulling jobs overseas. second, we got high unemployment, but we have the highest corporate
and moved to north carolina. let's go to the phones -- our first caller is calling from asheville, n.c., on our line for independences. caller: rob, i'm surprised you did not mention that asheville is a very liberal city and textiles is not our primary industry. i live across the road from billy graham's compound. you did not bring up the fact that he removed mitt romney and mormoniam as a cult from his list and has been controversial here. for the last two years, republicans have been in control of north carolina, unfortunately. they get into abortion and voter i.d. which was defeated. going back to asheville, we are a liberal city. i have already voted for obama and i voted for him in 2008 and i think he is the answer for this country, not romney. host: talk to us. guest: western north carolina is a fairly conservative area. asheville is a liberal pocket within western north carolina. it is true that the website for the graham association had listed more medicine as a cult until recently, until they had kind words for mitt romney and they took that off their website. make about wha
with our city and county government. i am convinced kentucky's future is better than it might at first appear because of the quality of people and their willingness cooperate and move us in the direction of common good. if i was a betting man, i would get some money on kentucky and our capacity to get this turned around at a higher rate of speed. ex-president john allen roush, thank you very much for your time and for your information -- >> president john allen roush. >> thank you for the job that you and c-span do. >> back to phone calls. we'll be here until 8:30 eastern time and then you'll get an opportunity to see inside the hall and the last half-hour of preparations. you will get an insider's view tonight on this network. lisa is watching us in ohio. the question is, does the vice presidential pick matter, and if so, why? what do you think of this year's election? >> i think the vice presidential pick matters. paul ryan is a tea party advocate. that is what has inspired me. these kids think there should be a free ride to power, they think they should not have to pay taxes. everyb
. in new york city, we are working to attract more r &d investment in technology, and your plan to that istax credits for a strong investment in the future. [applause] the first rule of economic management is the same as it is in medicine -- do no harm. i could not agree more with your opposition to the tax on financial transactions. if you want to send financial firms out of the country, a tax on transactions is as good a way as i know to do it. that may not be a popular thing to say, but we live in a global economy. it is the reality. you are right for standing up and saying it. [applause] third and finally, and maybe most importantly, david cameron has been a leader in creating a government that leads by the values it preaches, and that is all too rare. too often we get those and governments around the world who preached the score responsibility but then run up huge deficits. we hear them preachy personal responsibility, but then blame everyone but themselves. we hear them preached of making the hard decisions. when it comes time to spell out the details, they kick the can do
've got scars to show for being around education reform. and the first word you need to say in every city and state, and just draw a line in the sand, is public schools exist for the benefit of the children. you're going to see a lot of people fall over it, because any time you're spending $199 billion dollars a year, somebody's getting it. and the children get lost in the process. so that's step one. keep in mind in 1960, when our schools were the envy of the world, we were spending $16 billion on them; now we spend more than any other nation in the world -- 199 billion a year -- and rank at the bottom of the industrialized world in terms of education achievement. one more time you've bought a front-row box seat and got a third-rate performance. this is a government that is not serving you. by and large it should be local -- the more local, the better. interesting phenomenon: small towns have good schools, big cities have terrible schools. the best people in a small town will serve on the school board; you get into big cities, it's political patronage, stepping stones -- you get the job,
. he began his political career in 1989 as a city councilman. >> a few moments ago, we flipped a coin to see the order of how the questions would be asked to night. mr. mccoury won the coin toss. >> our first question is about the economy and unemployment. north carolina has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. as governor, you cannot make law so realistically speaking, what can you do to fix this problem and what would you do in your first month? >> there are several things i would do -- i think north carolina has to get into the energy business. we have been sitting on the sideline for too long regarding natural gas exploration and offshore drilling while other states have moved quickly and those states have much lower unemployment. they are contributing to energy independence. the second thing we need to do is reform our tax system and make it more competitive at least with our neighboring states. the third thing we must do is work on regulations. as i traveled the state, i am often told that regulations are strangling small businesses throughout north carolina. cu
will change. host: c-span is at the university of denver for the first presidential debate that will happen tonight. we will here for some questions from students at the university of denver. the school was founded back in 1864 after the city of denver itself. it has over 11,000 students. we want to thank comcast for sponsoring this visit. let's go to the first student at the university of denver. >> in the history of the modern debates, only two third-party candidates have been involved in the presidential debates. the candidates must achieve a level of 15% of the electorate. to participate. is it not been the best interest of the commission to include another party in the debate? guest: there is a debate as to what that criteria should be. i think the commission is doing the right thing. ross perot passed the 15% threshold in 1992 and 1996 and he was allowed in. jimmy carter decided not to participate in one debate. host: we will hear more from you and the next 45 minutes. our guest is the co-author a " the time line of presidential elections." can you give us an example of a key moment i
that he had phoned her to several cities and asked her to go to sex clubs. it was the certification -- first sex scandal involving a man asking a woman to have sex with him but demanding no for an answer. and the political acumen of someone like me, i should not be running for office either. anyways, obama has not faced a real opponent. we have a mormon who is a breakfast drink is a class of chocolate milk. he is clearly a decent man and honorable man, an honest man. this will be a tough not for the obama team to crack appeared once he becomes president, mitt romney is exactly what the country needs right now. host: what to expect the next couple of weeks will be like after the democrats soul- searching? >> i would say it is more than soul-searching. it is hysteria and screams of lies. i am promoting my book so i have not had a lot of time to cover all the lies they are screaming about. the one on mitt romney wanting to cut taxes on the rich by $5 trillion, let's just take that one. those are estimates made by a liberal tax group. by the way, they have taken an estimate back. the ob
to thank all of you for joining us this evening. governor dukakis, yours is the first closing statement, sir. >> 28 years ago, as a young man just graduated from law school, i came to this city, came clear across the country, to watch john kennedy be nominated for the presidency of the united states, right here in los angeles. i never dreamed that some day i would win that nomination and be my party's nominee for president. that's america. that's why i'm proud and grateful to be a citizen of this country. 26 days from today you and millions of americans will choose two people to lead us into the future as president and vice president of the united states. our opponents say, things are okay. don't rock the boat. not to worry. they say we should be satisfied. but i don't think we can be satisfied when we're spending $150 billion a year in interest alone on the national debt, much of it going to foreign bankers, or when 25% of our high school students are dropping out of school, or when we have 2.5 million of our fellow citizens, a third of them veterans, who are homeless and living on str
.c., in many cases. now they live in the naval observatory, but the first one to do so was walter mondale and it was not until the 1970's that the vice president even stayed in the city. there were no major airways in, roadways in, and they finally found coolidge, and there was no justice of the peace around. his father was basically a notary, and he took the oath with his father with his hand on the family bible in the living room. the role of the vice president has changed considerably, and i would give credit to both romney and obama for picking a vice presidential nominee that not only could help them get elected but could help them govern. i think these are both, to a degree, responsible selections in that respect. i think no matter who wins, we will see either ryan for biden -- or biden play a significant role over the next four years. >> we are previewing the upcoming debate in danville, kentucky, and throwing in some vice-presidential trivia all along the way. let me share with you one of the mamas from 2010 during the height of the health-care debate, a meeting that took place at
, they will have a one-minute time to expand. first let me introduce jill stein, the green party candidate for president. [cheers and applause] >> we're in downtown chicago, by the way, at the hilton hotel. next, from salt lake city, the justice department nominee. [cheers and applause] next, the constitution nominee for president. [cheers and applause] >> and the final independent candidate is gary johnson. gary is the libertarian party nominee. the first question for tonight's topic is our electoral system is from the free and equal elections foundation hosting this debate and will asked by christina tobin. >> thank you. the right. here is our question. a top two primary is an election in which party labels appear on the ballot, but parties do not nominate candidates. instead, the candidates choose their own ballot label. all candidates run in the primary, but only the top two vote getters appear on the ballot in the november election. the system is p currently used in louisiana, washington state, and california. it is now a ballot member prop 21. what is your position on the top two pri
expand a little bit on the logic behind the des moines register for the first time in 40 years supporting a republican candidate. thank you. guest: thank you. by the way, will be in dubuque taking our grandkids to the water park, so i will enjoy yourovely city. i don't know why? the des moines register decided the way they did. but this is an election that i think has energized women voters. i don't think it is a blanket issue. i don't think women voters will be energized to vote one way or the other. but i think women voters are energized. women voters on both sides of all issues that affect women understand that there is a pretty stark choice in this election and that they understand. they need understand they need to vote. i feel both candidates have convinced women this is an election they will be affected. the things that affect women will be affected by which candidate wins this election, in other words. there will be real concrete change. so they are energized. typically, i would say, in most elections that would favor democrats, because women tend to vote more democratic than men
bradshaw will have the first opening statement. >> hello, our country is under siege. our industrial cities the but they have been bombed, complete with shocked refugees wander outside crumbling factories. many of our beautiful appalachian mountains have been blown up, destroying forests, homes, and streams. millions of people have had armed men kick them out of their home. meanwhile, drought, while fires, flood, and tornado caused widespread damage to homes and businesses. millions are jobless and hundred about health care. we seem to be under attack, yet our trillion dollar military cannot protect us. in the last debate, i pointed out fdr put 4 million people to work in two months in 1933, the equivalent of 10 million people today, but that was nothing compared to a mobilization of world war ii, the entire economy was changed from civilian to military detection and everyone was employed. today, we need a different kind of mobilization on the same scale. we need to put everyone to work, producing the weapons to fight global warming, the end of cheap oil, and a crumbling infrastructure piec
's representatives in the u.s. senate. senator tester will go first, followed by rep river. >> i want to thank everybody in the audience and on the panel and everyone who is listening tonight. how many people in this audience are from the silly -- the city of billings. raise your hand. thank you very much. congressman rewhberg is suing each and everyone of you. i have talked about montana and people working together. the first thing you do when you've got a grass fire, the firefighters put it out and they put their but on their line and you do not respond and say thank you by filing a lawsuit, which is exactly what he did. that is not moving the committee forward. it has been a pleasure for the last six years to represent the great state of montana. people like thomas, who is a veteran in afghanistan and is still a part of active military. he lost part of his legs and an arm. he will have prosthetic legs at some point. to be able to move forward, those people give me a drive for this job. a person like lisa jones, who is a cancer survivor. she went to a committee health center that would not h
is that every generation, city, state, and nation, is left in a better spot than what is found. this is the first time where that is in question. are we going to leave the next generation in a better spot than what we have found? my little girl will turn 7 and my boy had just turned 5. i see their faces and smiles and i say, they deserve and grow up --the county's i grew up in in the same opportunities i had. they are not buried with a mountain of debt and. they are able to find a job right here. i do not care if it is a democratic idea or a republican idea. i only care if it is a good idea. i would be honored to have your vote. thank you. [applause] >> there are several people taping. they are press. they are authorized. if we find somebody taping, we will ask them to leave. timm herdt.la >> he mentioned my name. i want to mention the name of my boss, the editor. he is here tonight. [laughter] you both sound like a reasonable and likable people. looking through some of your campaign else today, i was struck by the same phrase appearing in both of them describing your opponent
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